Animal related

Good Shepherd Humane Society



To care for the stray, abandoned, and unwanted dogs and cats of Carroll County, Arkansas—placing as many as possible into loving homes. To promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment for all animals. To help reduce pet overpopulation by promoting and providing low-cost spay/neuter programs.

Ruling Year


Director of Animal Operations

Cole Wakefield

Retail Operations

Janet Chupp

Main Address

PO BOX 285



animal welfare





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Other Services (D60)

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What we aim to solve

Nearly all homes with pets identify them as family members. Pets provide companionship, love and promote compassion. Every year thousands of families are forced to give up their four-legged relatives. For many the reason is financial, for others it may be issues with housing, some cannot afford vet care and others are dealing with personal issues. Whatever the reason the need to let go of your pet is tragic one. A lack of outreach and affordable options has led to many pets not being spay or neutered. This has resulted in a population of animals for which there is no one to care.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Safety Net Animal Sheltering

Pet Food Assistance

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of animal adoptions

Population(s) served

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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Context notes

This number increasing means we are improving our efficiency in shelter operations. Move adoptions means more animals coming off the street. However, we hope new programs will reduce animals in need.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We seek to provide simple, effective and cost-efficient solutions to pet overpopulation and unnecessary abandonment. We strive to become a county-wide presence that moves the cause of animal welfare forward inside Carroll County. We will do this not only through direct action but also through awareness building and relationship development. We seek to keep animals in their homes which will benefit not only the animal but also the family. We desire that no pet be abandoned for lack of a simple solution or assistance. We desire to make Carroll County a model community for progressive animal welfare in a rural setting.

We are developing a multi-pronged strategy that includes strategic relationships with regional partners, cooperation with local governments and direct education and outreach with the general public. We will continue to provide low-cost spay and neuter services for those in need with a eyes on how to expand and enhance this service. We will develop a presence in all three major communities we serve and expand our ability to serve those most in need. We will develop and deploy a humane education program to be presented in local schools and social organizations. We will be a voice for both the pets and people in need in Carroll County, Arkansas.

We are a financially sound organization with professional leadership and a strong board. We have property and other assets that can be used to accomplish our goals. We receive wide community support.

We will keep track of both service metrics and national trends. We will use the data we collect along with data from other organizations to track how are services are impacting the county and it's surplus or stray pet population.

We have hosted a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for many years. We have also provided a safety-net animal shelter for animals that have no other options. Through both of these programs we have impact the lives of thousands of cats and dogs since our founding in the 70s.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

Source: Self-reported by organization

the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), community meetings/town halls, suggestion box/email.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, it is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, it is difficult to identify actionable feedback.

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Good Shepherd Humane Society

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization


Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable


Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable


Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/25/2020


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Gender Identity
Sexual Orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability Status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Gender Identity
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Decline to state
Disability Status
Decline to state

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 05/25/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more


We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Policies and processes

We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.